Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


Royal Court & Unity seek cast for collaboration

24 February 2017

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Royal Court & Unity seek cast for unique collaboration

Unity Theatre and the Royal Court unveiled details of an exciting collaboration - and they have given us the casting specs! Priority will be given to Liverpool performers. The deadline for applications for Omnibus, their joint production, is Friday March 3 – so get on it!
(details in attached document)

Contracts Guide

6 February 2017

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Your guide to Contracts
Advice for Equity members for one-off performances of your act

Nomination Form 2016/18

23 September 2016

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The Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 2nd November 2016 commencing at 6.30 p.m. at The Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool.

Branch website guide 2016

20 September 2016

Branches - 1081kb PDF

Guide to adding content to Branch websites 2016

Email newsletter guide 2016

20 September 2016

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Guide for branches to send out email newsletters 2016

Liverpool & District General Branch Minutes 3/2/2016

13 March 2016

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Equity Liverpool & District General Branch - Members Meeting

Meeting Minutes

[Date]January 6th, 2016


The regular meeting of the Equity Liverpool & District General Branch - Members

Meeting was called to order at 6.30 in Liverpool Everyman by Stephanie Greer.


Dave Gilbey, Patricia Winker, Paul Bergquist, Hazel Maddock, Adrian Rawsthorne, E.J.

Dean, Alan Jacklott, Kevin Mc Mahon, John Mc Cormick, Geof Atwell, Michael

Christopher, Edwina Lea, Danielle Mc Lauren, Kate Lavery, Kate Mc Auliffe, Stephanie

Greer, Emma Heron, Jamie Briers (Area Organiser).


Viva Cassidy, Ossie Yue, Fiona Martin, Sophie Lyons, Martin Henshall, Cath Rice,

Alexandria Adamson, Sheila Jones, Chris Darwin

Approval of Agenda

Agenda was approved.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes of the meetings held on 1st July 2015 & 3rd September 2015 were read. Proposed

as true records by Emma Heron & Alan Jacklott and seconded by Alan Jacklott & Eric

Dean, respectively. Agreed unanimously.

Matters Arising: There was a good turn-out of TUC members, including Equity at demo

against Arts cuts on 4th October. Members who spoke included Billy Bragg, Nicola

Hawkins & Julie Hesmondhalgh. There was a flashmob at Piccadilly & the events

attracted national press coverage.

We are already affiliated to Liberty.

Xmas social was held at The Ethical Glass on 11th December. Variety members attended.

.Free buffet provided by venue. Raffle held.

The new Committee was introduced, unopposed.

Steph Greer, Chair. Sheila Jones, Secretary. Emma Heron, Treasurer. Edwina Lea, i/c

Facebook. Kate Mc Auliffe, i/c Minutes. Dave Gilbey, Alexandria Adamson.

Correspondence: Anti-bullying Campaign – leaflet & further information available, at

meeting, from Sheila Jones in Branch & also Equity web-


Secretaries Report read & included above.

Area Organisers Report: 5% cuts to funding for Culture, Media & the Arts. Arts

Council funding has increased. Our Campaign has had an impact. We should be glad, but

not complacent.

Be aware of what is happening at local level. Any L.A. cuts need to be fought. Arts/

Culture is not a statutory requirement & will continue to be at risk.

Capital spend needs to be matched by revenue spend – performances as well as buildings.

Equity has a general open meeting in the North, on Wednesday, 2nd March at 2.00pm.

Venue not yet established. Senior Officers will attend & be available to answer questions.

Jamie Briers. Area Organiser

Treasurers Report : Post has been handed over. Treasurer will be examining new


Committee members have not been able to claim expenses. Proper system needs to be put

in place.

Bank a/c will be changing.

No cost incurred at Ethical Glass & £28 made on raffle (even in absence of Foot-spa!)

Targets for the year: Social events to continue, including Theatre visit & Summer


Campaigning at local & National level to continue.

ARC & motions: Deadline is 9th March at 12.00, for motions to be submitted from

Branch. Previous motions have been successful eg. Ticket discounts, local casting &

rehearsal. Any motions submitted must be voted on at next meeting.


Any general suggestions, targets for future actions, forthcoming productions involving

our members – contact

Ossie Yue has been unwell. Alan will e-mail him sending best wishes from all at Branch.

We should look at discount for cinema tickets. Committee to consider at next meeting.

Next Meeting –ARC 2/3/16 at 2.00p.m.


Meeting was adjourned at 7.08 by Stephanie Greer. The next general meeting will be at

6.30 on March 2, 2016, in Everyman.

Minutes submitted by: Kate Mc Auliffe

Approved by: [Name]

DBS Guide for employers

25 November 2015

General - 129kb PDF

This document is designed to be used by members by passing it onto employers who are asking for a member to have or obtain an Enhanced DBS check in order to take up or apply for a role which may not require it. A recent survey of Equity members indicated that there was still widespread misunderstanding by employers and the public about when a check is required. Just because the role may involve contact with children, for example, it does not mean that a DBS check is required. If after approaching the employer with the document they still do not understand then refer them to Michael Day Please note that the document has been checked for accuracy by Equity’s solicitors.
Also note that this is unrelated to the issue of the broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Pact etc) insisting on Basic Disclosure Certificates for Walk-ons and supporting artists for which there is separate guidance elsewhere on the Equity website.

Liverpool & District General Branch - Nomination Form 2015

21 September 2015

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The Liverpool & District General Branch AGM will be held on Wednesday 4th November 2015 at The Everyman Theatre, Hope Street, Liverpool commencing 6.30 p.m.

Liverpool & District General branch minutes 6/05/15

12 August 2015

Branches - 16kb DOCX

Liverpool & District General branch minutes 6/05/15 Everyman Theatre

Liverpool & District General Branch Social August 2015

12 August 2015

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Join us for our Summer Social on Wednesday 26th August 2015 - 7 p.m. start

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